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(1)The Commission and the Council shall each establish a procedure by which a person, or someone acting on a person’s behalf, may make complaints (or other representations) in relation to the exercise by the body in question of, or failure by it to exercise, any of its functions under this Act in respect of the person.
(2)Before establishing a procedure under subsection (1) above, the body in question shall consult the Scottish Ministers on its proposals for such a procedure and shall require to obtain their consent to those proposals.
(3)The body in question shall keep the procedure so established by it under review and shall vary that procedure whenever, with such consent, it considers it appropriate to do so.
(4)The body in question shall give such publicity to that procedure (including that procedure as varied under subsection (3) above) as it considers appropriate and shall give a copy of the procedure to any person who requests it.
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